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CBS
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
.s. forces in eastern afghanistan under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies of the fallen. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize just how indefensible it was to an attack from taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapons fire from machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: and where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. it was just from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the firefight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point, i witnessed three
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
romesha. in 2009 with forces under taliban attack a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see come bout outpost keeping to realize how indefensible it was from an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from very precise sniper fire automatic weapon fire marxshine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire r.p.g. fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties in the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire fight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day-- running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they owned the place
CSPAN
Feb 3, 2013 7:00am EST
of the president. i support him. we cannot change the equation at this point in time. the taliban have been determined to relentlessly attacked the afghan government. we have to not pull out and make sure we focus on a counterterrorism strategy compared to the surge strategy, which did not accomplish its goal. host: another word that was not mentioned was the use of drones in the confirmation hearing. guest: this is a controversial subject. i fall on the side of supporting our drone program relentlessly sorting our drone program to protect our troops and to prevent the united states from being harmed by terrorists. when al qaeda operatives were taken out by drones >>> in afghanistan and yemen -- by drone strikes in afghanistan and elsewhere, i commended the president for his counterterrorism policy. it has protected the homeland as best as any weapon we could have. it has been an effective way of putting al qaeda on the defense and keeping them on the run. the president deserves congratulations for being relentlessly consistent and persistent in his drone program. does that mean it has been
CSPAN
Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
. it was to liberate because the plan was overthrow saddam, get out of there, just like we overthrew the taliban in afghanistan and god as they are and of course afghanistan fell apart and we had to go through that. we are facing an insurgency. we don't know what to do. all the officers there hadn't been trained to fight this sort of war. the listening manuals. they did what they usually do, banged on doors and arrest and kill people and anyone who had read kahlÚa or naco what now is counterproductive because you end up killing the wrong people. he off their cousins and brothers who may become insurgents, too. so petraeus in mozilla decides to put into effect the ideas he's learned. so he and his guys, they start setting up an election for the new district council. they said at the elections. they bring in field trip from turkey. they get communications systems going. they get iraqis to open up newspapers. he opens at the border to syria along northern iraq. he does all this on his own. he's not touring with coronation of anybody, washington or baghdad or any place that works for a while and th
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 10:15am EST
to us and said they were going to renounce themselves from the taliban. and this is how i believe we win the war, for what it's worth. i believe that by lowering the supporters of the taliban and by that and stopping their freedom of movement, we win the war and stop terrorism. so that's what we were trying to do on this mission. but almost immediately upon entering the village, my team was under attack. it was an ambush, and it was big. it didn't take me long to realize that it wasn't a normal ambush. i've been in quite a few fire fights by this time, but it's like at the first of any fire fight it's kind of like the dust comes in, you try to figure out any situation, the dust comes in, you figure it out, and then your training kicks in, and you just start doing your job after about 10 or 15 minutes. but not in this fight. it was like one thing after another started to fail us. and everything started to fall like a house of cards. everything that we relied on in every other fire fight to support us wasn't happening. it was like our mission was falling quickly like a house of cards. and
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
and this kid is out there in the middle of nowhere with 400 taliban and in the middle east and he's tremendously courageous and tremendously brave and taking them on saving not only fellow soldiers, but ultimately saving database. ask about bravery and courage go on often every day in a war zone and i just think it's difficult to think that everybody who performs in that kind of fashion that somehow we have to establish, you know, a separate fund to try to assist them. the reality is that men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day. it's a sacrifice for this country. and i think the great thing about this country is that there are those that are willing to do that and not worry about whether or not they're going to get an award for additional pay, but they just do it because they love this country. >> secretary, why did you, general dempsey and secretary clinton recommend that the u.s. provide weapons to the rebel forces in syria? were you disappointed the white house turned that down? and do you think is the result of that that this war could go on endlessly? >
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